Monday, January 11, 2010

Reading NTFS partitions in Debian Lenny

Hi All,

This is for some who face difficulty in reading NTFS partitions in Debian.

For a pen drive formatted in NTFS and whose device is sdb6

1. Mounting a NTFS partition:

First create a directory as 'mkdir a'
Second use this: sudo mount -t ntfs -o ro /dev/sdb6 a

Here in the second command - you are using the regular mount command but giving 2 options: 1. -t which tells that the 'type' is ntfs and -o ro : as an option telling it as read only.

Third you could use 'sudo sh' command and then cd or do anything to 'a' on the command mode or konsole mode.

2. NTFS-3G

To know in more detail as to what is NTFS-3G here you read it:

Use synaptic to install ntfs-3g and I think that you got to use the latest and updated repositories to get it working.

Once NTFS-3g is installed - you can read write and execute what all you do the same way as you do it in the Gates world.

Cheers :) Hope this was of some help for some...

I am running out of time to catch my bus to work...

TC All,
Ananth Gouri

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